Women's clinic opens in Paragould

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – The Women's Clinic at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center opened its doors Monday morning.

An overflow of phone calls left the lines busy. Shay Willis, the Director of Marketing and Public Relations said if you don't get through, don't give up.

"If you find that you call and receive a busy signal, that's a good thing," said Willis. "That just means that somebody else has also called in and is speaking to someone. As soon as the line is free, they will be there to answer it for you.  So we're just asking that the community be patient with us. This is a start up that happened in a little bit of time."

Willis said there is a physician in place to care for women who come to the emergency room in labor.

"Now, with the opening of the women's clinic we have a physician and nurse practitioner in place to see patients in a clinical setting which will allow us to fill the gap even more by offering prenatal, post delivery care as well as obstetrics and gynecology," said Willis.

The clinic is located at 1000 W. Kingshighway, Suite 4 in Paragould.

Dr. George O'Neil and Amber Lynn, APRN, will be working at the clinic for obstetrics and gynecology care.

A news release Friday stated, "AMMC will also continue to have coverage in place should an expectant mother present to the medical center in labor."

To make an appointment, call 870-239-8307.

The opening of the clinic comes after the arrest of Dr. Paul Becton who had a private practice in Paragould. He currently faces felony charges after being accused of taking nude photos of patients without their knowledge.

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